Broadcast: 20th June 2015
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane
Fresh produce is not only tasty; it is very good for you. Trevor teams up with Dr. Duncan Jefferson to show how growing an avocado tree in your garden can benefit overall diet health.
- The avocado is a tree that is native to Mexico and Central America; they are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world.
- Avocados thrive in a climate without frost and little wind. High winds reduce humidity, causing the flowers to dehydrate and affect pollination.
- A typical serving of avocado is moderate to rich in vitamin’s B and K, with good content of vitamin C, vitamin E and potassium.
- Studies have shown that avocado consumers have better overall diet quality and lower blood cholesterol levels.